KALDO is a thermo-panel, made of EPS (expanded polystyrene) elements, to create suspended slabs or ceilings with monodirectional beams and with a modulable thermal insulation. When compared to traditional technologies, KALDO offers a more lightweight materiel with higher thermal insulation properties.
Each panel is designed and produced for each project, by customizing both the dimensions of the beam and the thickness of the insulation with no further work on the job site.
Due to its lightweight material it is easy to handle on site and, thanks to the metal supports, they are self-supporting and allow for workers to walk on top: they only need supporting props underneath at a required spacing.
KALDO panels include spacers to obtain the correct concrete cover on the beams as well as metal supports on the bottom for the installation of a finishing such as drywall or similar. Alternatively, normal plaster finishing suitable for EPS, can be used.
Energy certificates are easily obtained with KALDO: Class A, NZEB and Passive House. It is recommended to combine the use of these insulated panels for elevated slabs with CLIMABLOCK and other high-performance systems.
Single KALDO elements, which are not preassembled at the factory, can be installed over a single span: they are easier to handle, but lack in the self-supporting feature.
BIDIRECTIONAL slabs can also be created with single KALDO-BIDIRECTIONAL elements.
KALDO beams have a standard width of 12 cm and center distance of 60 cm, however the width can be personalized with enlargements (16 or 20 cm) to increase shear resistance and bending moment. Moreover, to reach high fire resistance levels of REI 90 and REI 120, the panel can be produced with an enlarged beam, in order to increase the concrete cover.